Mattie Winowitch

Executive Editor

Mattie Winowitch currently serves as the Executive Editor of the newspaper, where she oversees the production of the paper from week to week.

On eagle’s wings

Community members gather to mourn those lost to addiction

It was a chilly and abnormally silent night on Saturday, Nov. 5, in the town of Waynesburg. Even the usual bustle of traffic seemed to be paused for the evening. As about 30 people gathered under a large tent in the patch of grass behind the First Baptist Church at 7 p.m., the words of … Continue reading

Health Dept. debunks cancer cluster

Ewing's sarcoma instances not ‘statistically significant’

The Pennsylvania Department of Health recently determined there is no “cancer cluster” in Washington County or the Canon-Mcmillan School District. This finding was in response to a report released in late March, claiming there were six cases of Ewing’s sarcoma in the area. The department’s statement was released one day before state officials were supposed … Continue reading

Waynesburg athletic department hosts first annual WUESPYs

Waynesburg University held its first-ever “WUESPYs” awards ceremony for student-athletes this past Sunday, April 8. The WUESPYs event mirrored ESPN’s “ESPY” awards, and was held to honor athletes who have excelled throughout the year in a variety of categories. Teagen Jenner, president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, which was mainly responsible for planning the event, … Continue reading

County prepares for heavy rainfall

As spring forecasts in Greene County bring on stretches of rainfall, Greg Leathers, Greene County emergency manager, can only expect the worst. “Since Christmas, we’ve received 14.1 inches of rain, which is 4.9 [inches] over our average,” Leathers said. While some might not be impacted by the rainfall other than an annoying commute or using … Continue reading

Make your mental health a priority

I used to think the idea of going to counseling was weird. There wasn’t any particular reason why. I think it’s just how our generation was raised. Mental health was this sort of thing that we all chose to sweep under the rug and pretended it didn’t exist. It might as well have been the … Continue reading

Suite-style double rooms to increase for 2019-20

There will be more suite-style doubles available in SWEP and Willison for the 2019-20 school year, according to an email sent out to students March 11 by Matt Pioch, director of housing. Pioch said this decision was largely based on student responses he received after last year’s shift to increase the number of suite-style triple … Continue reading

Oliphant to speak about vocation

Grant Oliphant, current president of the Heinz Endowments, will be visiting Waynesburg University Thursday, March 14 at 11 a.m. in Alumni Hall. Oliphant will address students in a town hall-structured meeting where they will be able to ask questions about vocation, career paths and the role of college. Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee said … Continue reading

Connecting the dots

As many Christian institutions struggle, Waynesburg uses mission as solid foundation

In a recent report done by The Chronicle of Higher Education, it’s evident that due to a general decline in undergraduate enrollment, private Christian institutions especially are fighting to keep prospective students and newly-enrolled freshmen interested. The article, titled, “To Stay Competitive, Small Christian Colleges Emphasize Specific Niches,” looks at several different Christian schools that … Continue reading

Local doughnut shop finds success

After nearly six months of business, The Dapper Doughnut, a shop dedicated to fresh-baked mini donuts in Waynesburg, is still going strong. Thomas Rohanna, owner of The Dapper Doughnut, runs the business alongside his wife, Kirsten. Rohanna is an alumnus of the Waynesburg University business department, but when he graduated, he said he didn’t have … Continue reading

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